Bahrain Newslinks 14-15 February 2012

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US-Backed Regime Replays State of Emergency to Crush Pro-Democracy Movement by Finian Cunningham
Dandelion Salad Today at 07:12
by Finian Cunningham Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Ethiopia 14 February 2012 Bahrain’s first anniversary of its pro-democracy protests has been met with massive police and army violence, with many civilians injured from regime forces firing birdshot and teargas into homes and at cars. Reports are coming in of Saudi-backed troops and mercenaries attacking mainly Shia […]

VIDEO: Defiance in Bahrain continues
BBC News Today at 07:26
A year after unrest in Bahrain began protesters continue to show defiance and anger towards the authorities and the ruling Sunni elite.

Saudis back Bahrain revolution
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 06:37

Bahrain receives military equipment from UK despite violent …
Britain sold over £1m worth of weapons including rifles and artillery to Gulf kingdom during last year’s unrest.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/14/bahrain-military-equipment-uk

VIDEO: Defiance in Bahrain continues
BBC News Today at 07:26
A year after unrest in Bahrain began protesters continue to show defiance and anger towards the authorities and the ruling Sunni elite.

US-Backed Regime Replays State of Emergency to Crush Pro-Democracy Movement by Finian Cunningham
Dandelion Salad Today at 07:12
by Finian Cunningham Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Ethiopia 14 February 2012 Bahrain’s first anniversary of its pro-democracy protests has been met with massive police and army violence, with many civilians injured from regime forces firing birdshot and teargas into homes and at cars. Reports are coming in of Saudi-backed troops and mercenaries attacking mainly Shia […]

Bahrain, one year later
YouTube
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with Maryam Alkhawaja, Head of Foreign Relations for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and Fahad AlBinali, a media attaché for the Bahraini Information Affairs Authority.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fRY79z42fg

Anonymous marks Bahrain anniversary by hacking US tear gas company
Washington Post (blog)
Bahraini anti-government protesters react to tear gas fired by riot police Monday on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, Bahrain. (Hasan Jamali – AP) That was no different Monday as police sought to curtail Bahraini demonstrators seeking to …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/anonymous-marks-bahrainanniversary-by-hacking-us-tear-gas-company/2012/02/14/gIQAilOVDR_blog.html

Bahrain protests a ‘coup plot’, defence chief says
gulfnews.com
Image Credit: AP Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Marshal Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said Bahrainis should seize the many opportunities King Hamad has offered to them. Dubai The incidents that have hit Bahrain are a coup attempt …
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-protests-a-coup-plot-defence-chief-says-1.980961

Bahrain deports six Americans who joined protests
gulfnews.com
By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief Image Credit: AP Bahraini riot police patrol Manama in this undated photo. According to reports on Wednesday, Bahrain deported six Americans who took part in protests in the country. Manama: Six Americans have been deported …
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-deports-six-americans-who-joined-protests-1.981072

Protesters, security clash in Bahrain (1:25)
Washington Post
Amateur footage from Bahrain purporting to show clashes as opposition supporters staged the largest attempt in months to retake Pearl Square emerged on Tuesday. The violence erupted on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the uprising. (Feb.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/protesters-security-clash-in-bahrain-125/2012/02/14/gIQAWi57DR_video.html

Bahrain uprising – one year on
Channel 4 News
Fatema Abu-e-drez, whose cousin was arrested during the protests in Bahrain, and Bahraini businesswoman Sara Bn Ashoor, join Cathy Newman in the studio to discuss what’s changed in Bahrain since the uprising one year ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8zdgNE0uAk

Bahrain’s Ambassador to the U.S. Houda Nonoo Launches Official Blog
Sacramento Bee
By Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — To better communicate accurate information to the US public, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States is undertaking a new mode of communication: a personal …
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/14/4262961/bahrains-ambassador-to-the-us.html

US activist deported from Bahrain following protests
Los Angeles Times
Radhika Sainath was clutching an iPad and trying to blend in with Indian shopkeepers on the outskirts of a scattering protest when the Bahraini police asked for her passport. “They looked at my name and they looked at their Blackberrys and they said, …
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/02/hold-bahrain.html

The Many Faces of Bahrain’s Opposition Movement
Heritage.org (blog)
Bahraini pro-reform protesters march during a rally in Maksha village west of the Bahraini capital Manama on December 30, 2011. A year after the “Arab Spring” struck Bahrain, the opposition movement has changed significantly from its original …
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/14/the-many-faces-of-bahrains-opposition-movement/

Inside Story Americas – Double standards in Bahrain
Al Jazeera
After supporting Arab Spring, the US‘ language and actions towards Bahrain were markedly toned down. At a time when Washington has criticised Russia and China for looking after their own interests in Syria, is the US guilty of the same in Bahrain?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjTpU5lrppU

A Tale of Two Countries: Bahrain and Libya
RT
But when comparing Libya and Bahrain, the full force of US and European double-standards become flagrantly evident. A year ago, two Muslim countries – Bahrain and Libya – went into “Arab-Spring” mode. Revolt in Bahrain, a country aligned with Western …
http://rt.com/news/bahrain-libya-uprising-double-standards-327/

One year on from the Bahrain uprising, the movement is more unified than ever
The Guardian
Last March, after the Bahraini regime had dramatically destroyed the Pearl monument in Manama it triumphantly screened pictures of its actions on state TV: a clear message to protesters who had dared challenge its authority by gathering there.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/14/bahrainuprising-pearl-monument?newsfeed=true

In Bahrain, anniversary of protests marked by renewed police clashes, arrests
Free Speech Radio News
In Bahrain’s capital today, police responded to protesters with force as they marched toward the part of the city known as the Pearl Roundabout where one year ago, they began an uprising against the minority Sunni monarchy.
http://fsrn.org/audio/bahrainanniversary-protests-marked-renewed-police-clashes-arrests/9843

A year on, violence erupts again at Bahrain flashpoint
The Independent
Three months after a report condemned Bahrain’s use of “excessive force” in 2011, the Gulf kingdom yesterday deployed armoured vehicles and unprecedented numbers of troops in an effort to prevent a repeat of the lethal clashes.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/a-year-on-violence-erupts-again-at-bahrain-flashpoint-6917481.html

Bahraini protests: British train police disperse crowds
RT
(Reuters / Hamad I Mohammed) Pictures of a crackdown by heavily armed police on protesters in Bahrain appear to be similar to many others during the Arab Spring. This time the weapons, as well as the tactics, that have been imported from the UK.
http://rt.com/news/bahrainpolice-britain-help-349/

US group: 6 American activists detained in Bahrain
Seattle Post Intelligencer
BARBARA SURK, AP, REEM KHALIFA, Associated Press Riot police chase anti-government protesters, unseen, in Sanabis, Bahrain, on the edge of the capital of Manama on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, as protesters’ attempts were thwarted to head toward an area …
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/US-group-6-American-activists-detained-in-Bahrain-3311057.php

Bahrain Shiites mark revolt anniversary
Newsday
Click here Bahrain Shiites mark revolt anniversary Originally published:
February 14, 2012 6:04 AM Updated: February 14, 2012 4:07 PM By The Associated Press BARBARA SURK (Associated Press), REEM KHALIFA (Associated Press) (AP) — Bahraini security …
http://www.newsday.com/news/bahrain-shiites-mark-revoltanniversary-1.3528203

Bahrain: Weekend protests ‘hitting tourism’
Al-Bawaba
Protests are driving customers away from Bahrain’s hotels – especially when they happen on weekends, according to four-star hotel officials who met yesterday. They were discussing the plight facing the tourism industry and complained that repeated …
http://www.albawaba.com/weekend-protests-hitting-tourism-412897

The Strange Revolution in Bahrain, One Year On – by Christian Caryl
Foreign Policy
The revolt in little Bahrain is easy to ignore. But it’s actually part of a big global story. BY CHRISTIAN CARYL | FEBRUARY 14, 2012 In my career as a journalist I’ve interviewed lots of people who have been persecuted for political reasons.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/14/the_strange_revolution_in_bahrain_one_year_on

A Bahraini’s message to the rioters: Get real!
Gulf Daily News
I am a Bahraini, a Muslim – never mind what sect I am from. I read the letter and thought about my life. Who does my laundry? Who drives the school bus that picks and drops my children? Who cleans my car? Where does my wife get her Arabic dresses …
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=323758

Syria, Bahrain tales of two sorrows
Kuwait Times
The divergence of reaction on the part by the member countries of the GCC who have unanimously supported the crushing of a rebellion in Bahrain using the pretext of general chaos in their respective countries, are today mounting political pressure on …
http://new.kuwaittimes.net/2012/02/15/syriabahrain-tales-of-two-sorrows/

AFL-CIO Backs Bahrain Democracy Movement | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG
By Mike Hall
One year ago today, a peaceful demonstration massed in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, with tens of thousands of men, women and children joining the call for greater social justice in their country. By exercising their rights to free speech and free …
http://blog.aflcio.org/2012/02/14/afl-cio-backs-bahrain-democracy-movement/

Bahrain Protests: American Activists Reportedly Detained
By The Huffington Post News Editors
MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini security forces fanned out across the island nation in unprecedented numbers on Tuesday as Shiites marked the one-year anniversary of their uprising against the country’s Sunni rulers. Authorities sent troop …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/bahrain-protests-american-activists_n_1276839.html

Activists and American Observers Detained as Bahrain Marks …
By By ROBERT MACKEY
Bahrain’s state news agency reported that the Americans were deported “for applying for tourist visas under false pretenses.”
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/activists-and-american-observers-detained-as-bahrain-marks-protest-anniversary/

Bahrain, one year later | The Stream – Al Jazeera English
One year after protests began in Bahrain, anti-government activists have once again taken to the streets. On Tuesday, security forces fired tear gas at protesters attempting to march in Manama’s Pearl roundabout, which was the epicenter of …
http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/bahrain-one-year-later-0022040

Why Bahrain is not Syria | nsnbc
By nsnbc
As reported by the Gulf Daily News, the so-called “Voice of Bahrain” (more like the voice of the al-Khalifas), US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs Jeffrey Feltman widely praised King Hamad’s steps to “diffuse tensions” – such as …
http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/why-bahrain-is-not-syria/

Bahrain: Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab detained at protests …
By Sara Yasin
Prominent human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, was reportedly detained today while attempting to reach Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama. Jihan Kazerooni of BCHR told …
http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2012/02/bahrain-human-rights-activist-nabeel-rajab-detained-at-protests/

Anonymous Marks Bahrain Protest by Hacking U.S. Tear Gas …
By Adam Martin
Much of the tear gas that billowed through Bahrain’s streets Monday (and throughout the Arab Spring) was made by a Pennsylvania-based company called Combined Systems, so to mark the anniversary of protests in Bahrain, Anonymous …
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/02/anonymous-marks-bahrain-protest-hacking-us-tear-gas-company/48669/

Political Animal – False Spring in Bahrain
By Ed Kilgore
Bahrain should have (and still could be) a wake-up call for those of us who, rather naively I think, expected the “Arab Spring” to change the region wholesale. Let’s be honest, these protests and demonstrations haven’t actually toppled any …
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_02/false_spring_in_bahrain035397.php

Human rights leader arrested at anniversary protests in Bahrain | Al …
By Joe
Published Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Award winning human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been arrested in Bahrain, activists have said. It is not clear whether Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been charged …
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/fresh-crackdown-anniversarybahrain-protests-0

Americans Deported From Bahrain: Reports
MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain deported two American women Saturday accused of
aiding anti-government activists after entering on tourist visas, officials
and …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/11/bahrain-americans-deported_n_1270648.html

Britain introduces ‘kettling’ in Bahrain Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a …
The Bahraini regime, whose police used excessive force and torture in its brutal crackdown on anti-regime protesters last year, has employed British police
http://www.infowars.com/britain-introduces-%E2%80%98kettling%E2%80%99-in-bahrain/

Bahrain forces patrol capital on revolt anniversary – Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: MANAMA (Reuters) – Armored vehicles patrolled Bahrain’s capital on Tuesday in a security clampdown to deter protesters after overnight …
http://news.yahoo.com/bahrain-set-fresh-protests-revoltanniversary-111255925.html

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In pictures: Bahrain clashes

BBC News Yesterday at 23:07
Clashes between protesters and police

BAHRAIN: US-Backed Regime Replays State of Emergency to Crush Pro-Democracy Movement
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 21:03
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Unrest on first anniversary of Bahrain protests
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 20:34

A Tale of Two Countries: Bahrain and Libya
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 20:10
Society-wide, violent social upheavals triggered throughout the Muslim World were dubbed an ‘Arab Spring’ by the Western governments. But when comparing Libya and Bahrain, the full force of US and European…

(Un)friendly dictatorship puzzle: US democracy lessons in Bahrain
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 18:46
Washington has been arming Bahrain’s ruling dynasty against protesters, and now demanding that the ‘dictator must go’ in Syria. Why such a difference? Right – Bahrain hosts the US‘ Fifth Fleet, the ‘free world’ defender…

Frank Goebbels Gardner at it Again
Craig Murray Yesterday at 17:44
Wonderful bit of balanced reporting from the BBC’s Frank Gardner. He said of Bahrain at 5.42pm on BBC News:

Concern grows over sales of British arms to Bahrain
Morning Star Yesterday at 16:55
Anti-arms trade campaigners condemned the British government’s continued licensing of weapons to the Bahraini regime today amid reports of a further bloody crackdown on democratic protests in the kingdom.

Anniversary protesters hit by police in Bahrain
Morning Star Yesterday at 16:40
Bahraini riot police attacked protesters with tear gas and stun grenades today as they rallied to mark the one-year anniversary of the uprising against the ruling Khalifa clan’s monopoly on power.

MPs resist calls to cancel GP in Bahrain
Morning StarYesterday at 16:26
FORMULA ONE: A Tory-chaired parliamentary group rejected calls today for this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix to be cancelled.

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